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Posted on: August 14, 2019

Residents Encouraged to Review SCAG Regional Housing Needs Assessment Process

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) opened the public comment period on how best to allocate local housing need - a critical step forward in addressing an affordability crisis that has broad ramifications in the region.  

SCAG will conduct four public hearings and accept written comments over the next several weeks for residents, businesses and stakeholders to weigh in on three options for determining local housing needs as part of the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) process.

Members of the public are welcome to provide comments on the three options, such as suggested modifications, or additional factors to be considered as part of any of the proposed three options, and any new option for the RHNA allocation methodology. Comments can be provided at any of the public hearings or sent to housing@scag.ca.gov by Sept. 13.  (The deadline was extended from Sept. 3.)

California requires that every city and county adequately plan to meet current and projected housing needs, and through RHNA, determines what that need is every eight years. Later this month, the state is expected to announce the latest need assessment for the six-county region, at which point SCAG is required to develop a proposed plan for how to allocate those numbers to local jurisdictions.

Read the full press release below to find out more about the three options, the Public Hearing dates and times, and how you can be a part of the process and submit your comments.  Please note the deadline noted in the press release, Sept. 3, is now incorrect.  The deadline has been extended to Sept. 13.

Residents interested in an in-depth look at the Regional Housing Needs Assessment will find additional information and background on the SCAG website.  

See the September 6, 2019 Chino Hills Response Letter to Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) regarding the 6th Cycle Proposed Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) Methodology

Chino Hills residents are encouraged to review the options, and may direct questions or provide comments to the Chino Hills Community Development Director, Joann Lombardo, by email, or to SCAG by email

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